|2012 Boxing Odds: Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez IV|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 29 November 2012 14:12|
Pacquiao vs. Marquez IV Odds
LAS VEGAS, NV (TheSpread) – Manny Pacquiao returns to the ring on Saturday, Dec. 8 when he faces Juan Manuel Marquez for the fourth time.
This fight will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The fight will air live on HBO PPV. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Pacquiao (54-4-2) is the favorite to win this contest, as he has a money line of -300. Marquez (54-6-1) comes in with odds of +230 to win.
Pacquiao is coming off his controversial decision loss to Timothy Bradley back in June of this past year. Bradley won the split decision to claim the WBO welterweight championship, but Pacquiao was largely regarded as the winner to those who saw the fight. The WBO even watched a tape of the fight with five judges scoring the fight for Pacquiao, but they could not overturn the decision. It was Pacquiao’s first loss since March of 2005.
Marquez is coming off a decision win over Serhiy Fedchenko back on April 14 of this year. Marquez won the interim WBO Light Welterweight title in the victory, but that belt will not be up for grabs in this contest. Marquez’ last loss was a majority decision loss to Pacquiao back on Nov. 12 of 2011.
In all three previous meetings between these two, neither man has finished the other and neither has won by unanimous decision. In their first meeting back on May 8 of 2004, the two fought to a draw. Their second meeting on March 15 of 2008 saw Pacquiao winning by split decision, with one judge scoring for Marquez. The third fight last November saw Pacquiao get the nod on two scorecards, while the third judge saw the fight as a draw.
For a look at the odds pertaining to this fight, which takes place on Saturday, December 8 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, see below.
Welterweight Bout Boxing Odds – Saturday, December 8
Manny Pacquiao -300
Timothy Bradley +230
Rounds: Over 10.5 (-270), Under 10.5 (+185)